Published in IJCP May 2018
An Interesting Cause of Hyperhidrosis and Hyperphagia – Acromegaly
May 04, 2018 | Mohamed Iliyas, Sundaramurthy

Hypersecretion of growth hormone (GH) before the fusion of epiphysis results in gigantism, while acromegaly results after the epiphyseal fusion. The average life expectancy of an acromegalic patient is 10 years less than the average population and the overall standardized mortality ratio is 1.48. The diagnosis is usually delayed by 6.6-10.2 years because of its indolent course. Early diagnosis and treatment can add a decade to their lifetime. We present the case of a young male with features of acromegaly, diagnosed and treated in our hospital.